It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Alexander (Alex) Crawford. Alex lost his hard-fought battle with cancer on Tuesday, January 30, 2018.
Alex was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, January 25, 1936. He immigrated to Winnipeg, Canada, June 27, 1964 along with his young family and with aspirations of a better future for his children.
Alex was a true patriarch to his large, expanding family. He established strong bonds with each of his children, grand-children and great grand-children. His morals and humanism were his beacons of light and will be his legacy. He loved to RV in the summer to Alberta and BC to visit family. He loved to sit and read for hours in the English Garden at Assiniboine Park. He was an avid cyclist. In his younger days he cycled across Ireland, leaving for days and staying in Hostels along the way. He played many a sport, a true athlete. He loved the game of soccer, his favorite teams being the Whitecaps and Manchester United…and others.
Alex is survived by his sister and brother in-law (Marjorie, Norval Jury), Mary Crawford (estranged wife), his children, Caroline, Janette, Tony (Tracy) and Elaine (James). His grand-children (Shanon, Sean (Trudy), Amanda (Dan), Alexander, Ashley, Michael (Samantha), Brennan, Ryan, Taylor), great grand-children (Alyssa, Braedyn, Kaelum, Cohen, Billie-Anne, Jude, Kylie), along with several nieces and nephews.
Alex is predeceased by his mother Evangeline (Eva), father Alexander (Sandy), sisters (Isabel, Evelyn, Berta), grand-daughter (Ceara) and great grand-daughter (Chiara).
The family would like to thank Dr. Joel Gingerich and Cheryl Grieves (Cancer Care Manitoba), the Palliative Care staff at Riverview Health Centre and the Grace Hospice for their compassion and care of our father. Thank you to the Reh-fit Centre and a special thank you to JP for being a special friend.
In lieu of flowers, please support Cancer Care Manitoba.
Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will take place shortly, date and location TBD.
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